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November 23, 1895


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JAMA. 1895;XXV(21):892. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430470012002d

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Having long felt the want of an implement for the correction of the deviated septum, I had these forceps made by Truax, Greene & Co., which I find to be very useful and convenient. The male blade being 4 m.m. less in its diameter than the inside of the ring blade, it does not cut the cartilage while reversing its convexity; it produces at most, a kind of green stick fracture of the septal periphery, which makes it easy of support. In most cases a hard pledget of cotton will keep it in place as required for a few days. Sometimes you will find it better to use the pin. One size, just as large again as this cut, will answer for every case, except for children, and they do not need it.

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